National Days of Service

Martin luther king, jr. day

January 18th, 2021

With “Make it a day ON… Not a day off!” as its slogan, this commemoration is designed to keep Dr. King’s legacy of service to others alive in communities across the country. The day of service is scheduled on his nationally-recognized birthday holiday.

Americorps week

March 7th – 13th, 2021

AmeriCorps Week is a recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service, salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their powerful impact, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible.

Cesar chavez day

March 31st, 2021

An official holiday in six states and dozens of cities and counties throughout the nation, this day honors the life, work, and values of activist Cesar E. Chavez. 

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national volunteer week

The 3rd week in April

National Volunteer Week, always held in the third week of April unless the spring religious holidays coincide, has been celebrated annually since the 1970’s, though its visibility has been reduced by the new “Seasons of Service” calendar of events throughout the year. Now sponsored by the Points of Light Institute and run by its HandsOn Network.

earth day

April 22nd, 2021

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series of environmental activities throughout the month of April.

September 11th, 2021

September 11th has now been officially designated as the National Day of Service and Remembrance under the 2009 Serve America Act.  

November 20th, 2021

 Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.